Mel Gibson has been hired to co-write and direct a remake of The Wild Bunch. The original 1969 Western movie, directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring William Holden, followed an aging outlaw band caught up in changing times and a last job gone terribly wrong. Though the film met with some controversy upon release, it’s become a classic of American film. Director Tony Scott was originally attached to a remake, but his untimely death in 2012 put the project on hold indefinitely. Now the remake has been revived with Gibson at the helm. Gibson has had his share of ups and downs over the last decade, but his career has been on the rise after his most recent directorial effort, 2016’s Hacksaw Ridge, earned nominations for Best Director, Best Picture, and a number of other awards.
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